Symphony Number One is Baltimore's newest chamber orchestra, dedicated to performing and promoting substantial works by emerging composers.
Led by Music Director Jordan Randall Smith, Symphony Number One brings together great composers of the past, virtuoso performers of the present, and the leading compositional voices of the future. We have ambitious plans to position our orchestra as an innovating leader in social change using the power of the music of our time.
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Our third album is on the way! Starting today, you can pre-order your copy of More directly from the Symphony Number One store! Will ship before Christmas. These limited-supply pre-orders will be the first to ship, and you can optionally request to have them signed by the musicians of SNO at no extra cost!
- Natalie Draper, Timelapse Variations
- Jonathan Russell, Light Cathedral
- Andrew Posner, The Promised Burning
Now, for the first time, we are releasing a full-length album exclusively featuring emerging composers. More represents the best of Symphony Number One: three stimulating new works for chamber orchestra by a slate of three of the next generation's most promising voices, all lovingly prepared and performed in Baltimore.
FIRST LISTEN: Here's your first chance to hear Jonathan Russel's "Light Cathedral" in its entirety! Performed live at Light Street Presbyterian Church on April 9 and 10, 2016. Commissioned by Symphony Number One for Baltimore's inaugural Light City festival. Light Cathedral will be featured on our new album, More.
Last Friday, the Warnock Foundation named Symphony Number One to the fall class of Baltimore Social Innovation Fellows! Competing with 84 other entries narrowed down to 24 finalists, we proposed to work with West Baltimore's Innovation Village development district to provide free and severely-reduced-price concerts in West Baltimore that mirror our current offerings in Midtown and Downtown. We've already begun planning the first of these performances.
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Symphony Number One is a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit Organization. All donations are tax-deductible.